We didn’t set out to be the largest privately owned moving and storage company in the area. It all started in Jim and Shirley Kuhn’s basement, when their son, Chuck, decided he didn’t want to just make money — he wanted to make a difference.
The enterprising 16-year-old started with just two employees, a truck, and a promise to provide clients with high-quality moving services at a great price. But as Chuck made more moves and met more clients, he quickly realized that the moving industry was in need of change. The industry had a bad reputation—and because people only moved about three times in their lives, there really wasn’t any incentive for change.
So Chuck decided to create JK Moving, a company comprised of more than just movers; he wanted move experts. Forget day laborers. JK started hiring full time employees who were passionate about helping others. JK aligned with the best organizations in the industry. And when there were no standards, JK created them. For example, JK built its own training facility, a two-story house complete with furniture, wallpaper, fixtures, carpet and more.
Today, JK Moving Services is one of the top ten largest independent moving companies in the United States. The company philosophy is simple: JK knows what matters most. You can see the philosophy at work in everything JK does, from the way in which it serves its customers — to the way in which the company operates.
1981. At 16, Chuck Kuhn wanted to move people instead of push a paper route.
1985. JK incorporated
1987. Interstate Authority
1988. Made 1st million
1988. Moved to bigger Warehouse (Dorr Ave 1988, then Mercure Circle 1993)
1989. Purchased Craig Movers
1996. Started the Commercial Division
1996. Made 1st 10 million
1999. Started Capital (JK) Records
2004. Purchased Thomas AAA Movers
2006. Town Hall Meeting with President Bush
2007. Started JK Valet